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Boot Problems on an Old Powerbook

by -DOUG- / March 20, 2004 6:35 AM PST

This is an original Powerbook 100, with text files I've been needing to get out of it.

The battery is long since gone, I'd been retriving things periodically running it on the powersource. But awhile back it started giving me a low battery/10 second shutdown warning, and it goes to sleep. There is no battery in it.

I've hooked my powersource up to other Powerbooks and they work fine with it, other powersources on my Powerbook give the same warning.

Anyone know how to get this to boot up and stay up so I can retrive my files?

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Re:Boot Problems on an Old Powerbook
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 20, 2004 9:37 AM PST

There's a PRAM battery as well. Sorry, that's all I know.

Bob

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Is That the 3 Disc Batteries that Snap out of the Back?
by -DOUG- / March 20, 2004 4:18 PM PST

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too many models.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 21, 2004 12:01 AM PST

Your guess is better than mine, but there's a BIG battery usually on the bottom and that's easy for us to agree that's "the battery." Other battery items might be found and if low/dead, the issue you write about might be cured if you replace those.

Bob

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Re:too many models.
by hootchdoc / March 23, 2004 2:03 AM PST
In reply to: too many models.

I have an old powerbook 340 that did something similar on a regular basis. I'm sure the pram battery was out so I had to keep resetting the clock, but the kind of problem you're talking about seemed to have to do with the power source. I found that if I held the power source in the socket at a certain angle it worked. I have no idea if it's a similar problem, but you may want to play with the power source connection to the computer. I had a 320 also, by the way, with a good pram battery that also had a similar problem, less often.

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